Optimal Co-Design of Control, Scheduling and Routing in Multi-Hop Control Networks
Source: Cornell University
A Multi-hop Control Network consists of a plant where the communication between sensors, actuators and computational units is supported by a (wireless) multi-hop communication network, and data flow is performed using scheduling and routing of sensing and actuation data. Given a SISO LTI plant, the authors will address the problem of co-designing a digital controller and the network parameters (scheduling and routing) in order to guarantee stability and maximize a performance metric on the transient response to a step input, with constraints on the control effort, on the output overshoot and on the bandwidth of the communication channel. They show that the above optimization problem is a polynomial optimization problem, which is generally NP-hard.